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The Rubin Research

It is said that after sitting underneath a Bodhi tree meditating, the Buddha touched the ground as a gesture calling the earth to witness him overcoming the demon Mara, and reach enlightenment. This month, families are invited to think about how they too can experience nature and earth themselves, through the act of art-making!

Materials List:

  • Paper
  • Dirt
  • Cup of water
  • Paint brushes or kitchen utensils you don’t mind getting dirty like plastic spoons (optional)
  • Paper towels or wet wipes (optional)



Family Programs are made possible through the generosity of New York Life Insurance Company, Con Edison, the Tiger Baron Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.
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